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Diary March 19, 1918

German gunners pull field guns
German gunners pull field guns for the upcoming offensive in their positions.
World War One Diary for Tuesday, March 19, 1918:

Western Front

German attacks in Champagne and on Meuse.
Somme: General Gough writes home predicting German offensive on Thursday, March 21. Germans issued with special gasmask filters, 20 anti-tank bullets, and grenades.
British pre-emptive gas bombardment near St Quentin: 5,649 projectors fire 85t phosgene; 1,100 gassed (250 deaths).

Sea War

North Sea: Harwich Force (Captain St John vice Tyrwhitt on leave) with 3 French destroyers from Dunkirk tows 6 barges with seaplanes to make dawn reconnaissance mission off Terschelling island, shooting down 1 German seaplane (repeated on March 21).

Home Fronts

Britain: House of Lords debates League of Nations principle.
USA: Daylight Saving Act for 31 May-27 October.

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